Current Exhibits

Our exhibits are always free and open to the public. We graciously ask for a suggested $5 donation or a give-what-you-can to support our ongoing mission and free access to all.

Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before StonewallGay is Good Logo September-05

Continuing through September 2018 in the Sandfield Exhibition Gallery. When we think of LGBTQ activism in the United States we often think of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 as the spark that created a movement. In reality the events at the Stonewall Inn were an explosion of radical activism that has been building in the country since the 1920’s and had already become a national movement. These pre-Stonewall activism organizations are called “homophile” groups and the Gay is Good exhibit, which will run through September, will detail the beginning of the homophile movement in the US, its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and the eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots.

 

Games We Play

Continuing in the Library Reading Room, Games We Play highlights LGBTQ-themed board and trivia games that began being produced in the 1980s. These include C’est La Vie, a lesbian version of LIFE where the goal is to get to the Lovely Lesbian Retirement Villa, Gay Weekend, where the player goes around the board picking up tricks, Gay Monopoly where players can buy streets in various gay neighborhoods around the county and instead of buying houses or hotels, the players purchase bars and bathhouses. Trivia games include Gay Trivia, D.Y.K.E. (Do You Know Enough) and That’s So Gay. The exhibit includes a brochure of trivia questions for you to take and share with others.

 

 

Cartooning AIDS

9040_460Continuing its run in Howard Brown Health Clark Waiting Room, Cartooning AIDS features the political cartoons of Danny Sotomayor and looks at how issues surrounding AIDS were engaged through political cartoons, comic books, trading cards, and zines for the purpose of political critique, education, and awareness.

 

 

 

Buttons Exhibit

 

A selection from our button collection is on display in the Walgreens Pharmacy waiting area. This selection will run through May and then a second selection will go up. We have a lot of button, but can always use more.

 

 

 

Exhibits in Howard Brown waiting room and Walgreens are viewable during their open hours: Mon-Thur 9 am–6 pm, Fri 9 am–5 pm, and Sat 9 am–3 pm